No More Reason to Fear Going to your Dentist with Sedation Dentistry

by Candace

For over 80 percent of American adults, simply the idea of facing a dentist terrifies them more than facing characters from horror movies, like Jason and Freddie Kruger. In fact, dental phobia and anxiety is among the main reasons why most adults prefer not to go to a dentist and would rather live with their oral problems.

Avoiding dental visits out of fear, however, actually does have grave consequences. For one, leaving a dental issue untreated gives you a higher risk of getting bigger problems like tooth loss and gum disease, which can then lead to more serious health problems like diabetes and even stroke. Here are some of the common reasons why most people are mortally afraid of dentists and the mere idea of dental checkups, and how sedation dentistry can help overcome this crippling fear.